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the market place

Formally John Robinson Elementary

A Center for ALL Ages

Our mission is to guide individuals and families to imagine great success, achieve life goals, and encouraging others.

Vision: Help people to use their imagination and dream big, for a life of great success in family, faith and finances! Encouraging all to set and achieve goals, and encourage others
to do the same.


We'll carry out our mission by promoting

  • Discipline
  • Dedication
  • Determination


We believe our efforts will result in:

  • Love
  • Liberation
  • Leadership

Ministry programs

inspire | achieve | encourage

 The Market Place will provide numerous programs for  all  ages!
 Our programs are designed to promote multi-generational connections to  enhance our mission and build a legacy of love.


  • Creating confidence and success


MACKHOUSE Mentoring Urging young men (ages 11-19) to be proficient, prosperous, and peaceful while maintaining integrity by being responsible, respectful, and relational.

S.t.e.a.m Programming

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Arts
  • Mathematics

College Preparation

  • Test Prep
  • College fair
  • Scholarships
  • Campus tours

Financial Peace & Literacy

  • Credit repair
  • Budgets
  • Money Management
  • Ownership
  • Financial Advising


  • Family
  • Marriage
  • Behavioral
  • Grief

Job Training & Placement

  • Building resume
  • Interview prep
  • Certification
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Career Goals

'for I was hungry, and you gave Me food; I was thirsty, and you gave Me drink'; Matt 25:35

Manna from Heaven
Food Pantry

Garden of Love:
Organic Community Garden

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1505 Market Avenue
East Saint Louis, IL 62207